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Car Wrap Advertising

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How the scam works:

United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain - this scam occurs now all over the world. It became the most notorious scam this fall.

Imagine this: Looking for ways to make extra money, you receive an email from a company offering the opportunity to make $300 a week if you have your car wrapped in a well-known brand's logo. "Our world-class partners such us Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, XS Energy, Johnny Walker, and Budweiser will generously pay prospective clients like you", the message says.

The scammers who send this message also post the same offer on sites like Craigslist, Oodle, or Gumtree, create well-designed advertisments, and even contact people who submit their resumes online hunting for jobs.

The offer sounds good, especially since you have the option of removing the wrapped sticker after the number of months you select. If you accept the offer, the scammers will then send a check for a large amount of money, according to the length of time you want to be the mobile advertiser.

The instructions for cashing the check indicate that a certain portion of the money is to be kept as your payment and the rest is to be sent via wire transfer to the company who will supposedly wrap your vehicle. After wiring the money, you'll find out that the original check was a fake and the transaction bounced. Now your bank is after you for thousands of dollars.

How to avoid:

No major brand would hire just anybody to wrap their cars with advertising. Corporations are very careful about their image and typically have huge marketing departments within. Be very careful when you receive this email, as the message might be presented in a very professional manner. The scammers steal images from websites belonging to reputable companies that do professional car wrapping and make you believe it's their business. Delete the email, not every online job opportunity that comes your way is real.

Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, there a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:

GlobalTestMarket

www.GlobalTestMarket.com

If you are into paid surveys, this is the place. GlobalTestMarket is an industry leader in online research panels, where members are invited to participate in online surveys on numerous topics, and in return are eligible for cash or regular and frequent entry into sweepstakes. Highly recommended, as they also have A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

Swagbucks.com

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Swagbucks.com is the largest online rewards portal dedicated to helping customers earn gift cards, electronics, and exclusive merchandise. Swagbucks can be earned by shopping online, taking paid surveys, buying daily deals, completing trial offers, or playing games. The company awarded over $30 Million in prizes including  gift cards, electronics and more to users across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia. Highly recommended as well. You can register for free HERE.

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  • On Friday, January 31, 2014, Cheryl wrote:

    Received from Auto Wrap Advert:
    The payment for your Auto Wrap Advert Job will be delivered today, via USPS courier service. The Check (Amount= -$2480.) you received a combination of 1 week Up front Payment of $400 including other Payment such as -Materials-(Vinyl Decal),Transportation/Flight and workmanship Fee for the Specialist that will be wrapping your car.



    This is done because the specialist is always on the field carrying out His assignment (Wrapping Car) in different locations, in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available to you.

    Note: The specialist will proceed to acquire the materials and stickers needed for your car wrap before coming down to your location as soon as He receives the funds. (The specialist should be at your location within 24-48 hours after He had received the funds)

    We are already behind schedule on the Decal, deposit the Check at your Bank/ATM and deduct your 1 Week Upfront Payment of $400, you will send the balance to Gloria Jackson. He will assign a Specialist to decorate your car, you will be sending the balance via "Western Union" Transfer service and charges for the transfer should be deducted from the balance which you will be sending and not paying it from your pocket.


    Estimate


    Total Amount To Be Received: $1990
    First Week Payment: $400
    Money Gram Transfer Charges: Less than $150
    Total Amount to be transferred to the specialist after transfer charges: $1440

    Do your math before proceeding to Western Union.

    Immediately the money has been received, the Specialist will contact you and make an appointment with you (-what day and time-) to come down to your location to paste the wrap (i.e. wrapping of your car). Only the doors would be covered.

    Send funds to be available immediately;

    Send Money In Minutes to the Specialist details

    Name: Gloria Jackson
    Address: 1945 Bower Hill Road
    City: Atlanta
    State: GA

    E-MAIL: airbag989@yahoo.com


    Kindly forward the below info's to me and the specialist via email once you're done with Money Gram transfer.

    SENDER'S NAME:
    SENDER'S ADDRESS:
    10 DIGIT MTCN:
    AMOUNT SENT AFTER CHARGES:

    N:B Check for a Close "Western Union" Location I need you to acknowledge this mail as soon as you receive it.
    Kind Regards, Payment Notification (proceed Immediately)


    Patrick.

  • On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Shannon Gresham wrote:

    I recently received one of these emails for Monster energy drink from a Don Neumann listed as the hiring manager. The first email said if I was interested in making $300.00 a week for advertising on my car to reply yes. Not thinking about it I replied yes and got the second email telling me about the check that would be given to me via courier and that there was no fee to me and the decal placement would be arranged. There was no information on the company that would be putting on the decal only info on the decal and that there would be no fee to me but no information on the amount of the advancement of the check. But did state that the service ran for 3 months at $300.00 a week and I needed to commit to at least one month. Not thinking about it I was getting ready to give my information and I started thinking you know this looks legit and is written professionally but one thing that caught my attention was there was no location listed for this hiring manager and there was no phone number of any sort listed so therefor if I had questions who would I contact or was there a way for me to contact anyone so I did a search on the name Don Neumann and one of the very first things that came back was the scam of these companies doing this including Budweiser, coca cola etc. In further reading I read about the check being fake and you incurring lots of bank charges for this check since you would be responsible for the bounced check and the amount of the check which could be anywhere from $2500.00-$3000.00 not and that's just the amount of the check not the money the bank would charge you. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I did try the survey thing that is advertised as being legit after the article and that is a complete waste of time. The amount you get for the surveys ranges from $0.50 to $5.00 and you have to incur a certain amount before they will actually pay you for them so in order to really make any money you have to take quite a few surveys and if I remember correctly there were lots of "offers" you needed to participate in as well. If you believe it is worth your time and is legit as they say you could certainly try that but be prepared for hundreds of emails to sort through and lots of time on the computer. Please if anyone had a good story out of the survey thing let me know. I have nothing good to say about it but it was or appeared to be very legit. Just extremely time consuming and no real money to be made.

  • On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Monica wrote:

    Monster Energy Drink scam went as far as to send me a certified envelope with a $3,000.00 check. This is TOTALLY bogus because they want your deposit ticket, which shows MY ACCOUNT number. Anyone getting this email from "Dennis Brad @ Monster Energy Drink" should delete it.

  • On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, CYNDI PROCELL wrote:

    I RECEIVED ONE TODAY FROM A KEITH HARRIS AND DID MY RESEARCH I THINK THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE PROSECUTED TOT HE FULLEST EXTENT...ITS A SAD WORLD WE LIVE IN WHEN PEOPLE INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR JOBS THEMSELVES..SPEND SO MUCH ENERGY IN TRYING TO SCAM PEOPLE...WOW JUST WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY!!!

    CYNDI PROCELL

  • On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Jennifer Slocum wrote:

    I received a text from Donna Ramos saying for Budweiser im glad i went to the website they gave me and it didn't look right so i did further research.

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